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Baker students awarded NYS Career and Technical Endorsement

Forty Baker High School students have earned a New York State Career and Technical Endorsement (CTE) on their 2017 high school diploma. Earning a CTE Endorsement is considered a distinction of honor. Having achieved the designation demonstrates a student’s academic strength and signifies their readiness to enter the workforce or enroll in college.
“Earning a CTE endorsement is a complex process, requiring a student’s excellence in their field of study, as the tests are developed according to industry standards and the endorsement signifies that students have attained the necessary entry-level technical skills,” says OCM BOCES District Superintendent Jody Manning. “In New York State, students who wish to earn a CTE Endorsement must meet rigorous requirements, including passing nationally recognized tests in their field of study.”
Students must take and pass both written and performance exams, which can be norm-based, requiring students to achieve higher scores than are typically accepted for passage. Performance exams are observed and scored by field experts not affiliated with the educational institution.
Students who pass the test demonstrate competence in their specific trade area and their readiness to meet the high standards of employment, or entrance into a secondary education program, in their field of study. To achieve the endorsement, students must also meet a number of additional standards including: passing their CTE course, completing approved work-based learning experiences, passing national assessments, completing 22 graduation credits, achieving passing grades on five Regents exams (or approved alternatives) and meeting all high school graduation requirements.
Congratulations to the following Baldwinsville students who earned CTE endorsements this year through OCM BOCES:
Jacob Abbey (Construction Technology)
Kiana Bisnett (Welding Technology)
Kaitlin Bivens (Early Childhood Education)
Bradley Brundige (Computer Technology)
Anthony Cashaw (Computer Technology)
Austin Castle (Automotive Technology)
Skilier Congdon (Cosmetology)
Matthew Cosme (Culinary Arts)
Evan Cox (Automotive Technology)
Morgan Cox (Cosmetology)
Amber Coy (Early Childhood Education)
Nathaniel Cutie (Physical Therapy Professions)
Kieshawn Dingle (Automotive Technology)
Matthew Feustel (Welding Technology)
Skylar Fuller-Collar (Early Childhood Education)
Wyatt Haines (Automotive Technology)
Mackenzie Hanna (Physical Therapy Professions)
Robert Hyde (Automotive Technology)
Calum June (Construction Technology)
Michael Lagana (Culinary Arts)
Mekayla MacConaghy (Cosmetology)
Cody Maier (Automotive Technology)
Anthony Majerus (Automotive Technology)
Ashlea Maxwell (Cosmetology)
Larry McAuslan (Automotive Technology)
Ryan Meyers (Automotive Technology)
Michele Miller (Early Childhood Education)
Megan Morehouse (Cosmetology)
Gregory Munger (Automotive Technology)
Daniel Nedell (Culinary Arts)
Joshua Peck (Automotive Technology)
Alexander Rotunno (Automotive Technology)
Jared Springstead (Health Occupations Technology)
Justin Thompson (Computer Technology)
Taylor Trowbridge (Cosmetology)
Mya Wallace (Cosmetology)
Samuel Wallace (Welding Technology)
Jamie White (Automotive Technology)
Brittany Wilson (Cosmetology)
Christopher Yeschick (Automotive Technology)
Last updated on 6/15/2017
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